Thursday, 17 April 2014


Today is Thursday, which means a new challenge over at Moving Along With The Times.  Today Judith has chosen


as the theme - so as long as it's got Happy it's in!

For my card, I dug out those old Basic Grey papers again - had them for ages and never used these bright colours, then last week, all of a sudden I've used them twice! Think it's the sunshine yellow that is pulling me towards them - hopefully I'm dropping hints here for the weather as it's gone a bit chilly again!

My image today is a Saturated Canary one - a freebie a year or so ago, and now available to purchase.  That bow is back again too - another thing I've had for ages and not really used!  Colouring is by Promarker and I think that's about it!

A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
Crafty Calender - Things with wings - the teeny tiny chick! (Perhaps too small?)
Crazy4Challenges - C4C231 - Eggs - in nest!
A Creative Romance - Eggcellent Spring

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


There are a lot of animal challenges around at the moment and for some reason it's doggy images that I have been colouring of late - must dig out the cats at the weekend!

Today's offering uses a lovely Lili of the Valley image and Papermania papers.  Colouring by Promarker.

Sketch Sat - 305 by Jen
Passion for Promarkers - All Creatures Great and Small
I Love Promarkers- Cats & Dogs
Crafting When We Can - Ribbon/Twine/Washi - Twine
Fantastic Tuesday - Pastel colours

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


A break from Bugaboo today as I move back to DT work and a new challenge over at An Oldie But A Goodie.  This time we are looking for
(Remember also to use an item of older than 6 months on your project and to tell us what it is.)

So my card uses a fab Lili of The Valley image which is my oldie and more of my favourite Bo Bunny Papers - Primrose Collection.  The dies were then out in force to make my flowers and bow to finish off my card.

Milk Coffee - Easter
Alphabet Challenge - E for Easter
Crafty Catz - Animals - rabbits
Delicious Doodles - Easter
Digitally Sweet - 83 - Easter
Polkadoodles - Animal Magic
Totally Papercrafts - Easter
Stamping Sensation - Dies & Punches
Simon Says - Easter
OLL - Easter

Quieter week for us this week, boys are hopefully revising for more exams and I'll be pottering about the house and garden.  May even start running - if it's warm! Jx

Monday, 14 April 2014

Cute Just Got Cuter!

I know I'm still working my way through my Bugaboo guest designing month, but as I like so many digi stamps now it's only fair that some of the others get a look in now and again!

So today, I'm back with All Dressed Up and another of their Freebies - available here.

I'm also back with another card made using the brilliant sketch by Kraftyhands - so love this one hence it's re-use!  Papers today are LOTV and colouring by Promarker.

Krafty Hands - That great sketch again - 2nd entry - is this ok???
All Dressed Up - Monochrome

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Spring Time

Well I don't know about where you are, but I'd certainly say Spring has sprung here!  What a great week we've had weather wise, it's been dry, it's been sunny and dare I say it... it's been warm!

The daffodils are a mass of sunshine yellow at the moment and it's a joy to be outside again - albeit with a jumper!

Anyway, back to inside activities first, and this weeks Saturday challenge over at Catch the Bug.  This time our theme is, unsurprisingly

Spring Time

and with so many great Bugaboo Spring stamps available this year, the only problem is, deciding which one to use!  I went with Spring Friends available here.

So, my card uses Basic Grey papers and as always, is coloured by Promarker.

Kraftyhands - Sketch
Passion for Promarkers - So Sentimental
Thru The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Papertake - Spring has Sprung
Creative Card Crew - Spring
CHPP - Patterned papers
Crafters Cafe - Spring
Creative Knockouts - Spring is in the air

Sorry I haven't been around much this week, it's always the same when the boys are at home - too many other things to do.  So far this week, Colin has sat and passed his theory driving test, we've viewed various accomodation for him for the Autumn when he hopefully starts Uni. We've been visiting, gardening, shopping and basically doing things together - got to make the most of their time at home! Jx

Also winner at Creative Knockouts and getting a prize from Sweet n Sassy Stamps - no blinkie from CK!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


Welcome to this weeks challenge over at Diva's By Design.  This week we are looking for;

Easter/Spring Projects

And the sponsor this time is Hobbycutz.

For my card I went with a super LOTV image, and my current favourite, Bo Bunny - Primrose Collection papers.

Crafty Catz - Spring Time
Brown Sugar - Easter
Sweet Stampin - Easter
Artistic Inspiration - Easter Animal/Anything Goes - Bunny
Avenue 613 - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Easter
Card Mania - Easter
Make My Monday - Easter

Monday, 7 April 2014

Bugaboo Kitty Wagon

Well it's school holidays here again and both my boys are at home.  Seems strange to think after so many years of the school routine that in a few more weeks all that will come to an end and Colin will leave school.

In the mean time, there's a small matter of SQA exams again but that aside we plan a few adventures in the Easter Holidays.

In the mean time, I want to share another Bugaboo card with you using a lovely new image called Kitty Wagon - available here.

I'm really pleased with this card - I love the image and again I've used my current favourite Bo Bunny papers - Primrose Collection

SSW2 - Sketch 219 - loved it!

Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Does
Feeling Crafty Challenge - Anything for a child
Natalie & Amy's Challenge - Embossing
As You Like It - Favourite animal and why - CATS - love them all, I currently have 2 - a boy and a girl, quite different in looks and temprament and both adorable and I like them cause they are always there to talk to and to have a cuddle!
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
CAS - Colours & Sketches - Colours
Allsorts - No flowers
Crafting When We Can - For a child

Sunday, 6 April 2014

A Very Scottish Christmas

Today's card uses a super Bugaboo snowman and a lovely sketch from CCWS.  I had intended on using patterned papers on this card - the triangles are cut but when I started working on the contrasting white embossed panels I thought ...Scottish flag!

So here is the Saltire

...and here is my card!

Well its the opposite way round, but you get the idea and blue snow would have been plain daft!

CCWS - Super sketch
CHCCE - Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Snow balls

Stella Say's Sketch

Back again with more Bugaboo fun as it's Sunday and time for a new Stella Says Sketch over on The Catch The Bug Blog

Today's sketch is shown at the bottom of my post - it's a lovely simple one and here is my floral card made with it;

My card uses kraft, and yellow/brown promarkers.  The card is then finished off with pearls and a glaze finish on the tea-cup.  My image today was Teacup Flowers 1 available here.

City Crafter - Spring/Easter - Spring flowers
Digi Chooseday - Flower Power
Papertake - Anything Goes
Riley & Co - Monochromatic - Yellow/brown
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks - Coloured Image